My name is Pete Jeans.
Following 30 years with Shell, as one of their most senior and
experienced Regional Geologists, I have, since 2004,
successfully deployed my skills and expertise as an independent
Note: In the sections below, "present" means "up to 2016", when I became, by default retired, in the aftermath of the oil price collapse. However, up to the time of writing (2021), I remain keenly interested in all matters geological, and have recently started to write a series of brief papers on the geomorphology of the Cotswolds, and the evolution of their landforms (see under "Publications").
B.Sc Hons (Geology), University of Birmingham
1973: Ph.D. University of Birmingham
» Member of the
AAPG (1980 to present)
» Fellow of the Geological Society, London (1989 to present)
» Chartered Geologist (1991 to present)
» Member of the Editorial Board of GeoArabia (2000 to 2004)
» Member of PESGB (2001 to present)
Continuously employed, with a wide range of client companies, ranging from small independents to large multi-nationals.
Intl E&P; Rijswijk
Geological Consultant, Middle East Team-Leader, Iraq Exploration
EP International; The Hague.
||Regional Business Advisor, New Zealand, Regional Exploration Advisor, E and SE Asia and Australasia
EP Intl. Ventures; The Hague.
Regional Geologist, Latin America and S.E. Asia.
Joint Study Team, The Hague.
Geologist, then Project Leader.
(Team staffed jointly by KOC and Shell)
International, The Hague.
M.East, S.Asia New Ventures; Sr Regional Geologist.
International, The Hague.
Advisor, Global Geology group.
Shell Petroleum, Brunei.
Geologist and Acting Exploration Manager.
Western E&P Inc, Houston.
Leader, Southern Rocky Mountains Exploration.
Geologist, Operations Geologist.
Geologist, Expl Geologist, Regional Studies Geologist.
Activities undertaken and responsibilities
assumed in my career:
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an independent Consultant: review of farm-in opportunities; open
acreage reviews; regional studies; new opportunity generation, and
attendance at company in-house workshops and peer reviews as
- EP Regional Business Advisor for New Zealand,
covering all aspects of the EP business.
- Exploration Advisor for S.E. Asia and
Australasia, and Senior Geological Consultant, Middle East.
- Development of a thorough understanding
of geology and hydrocarbon systems. Generation of new plays and
concepts; and the supervision of their evaluation.
- Development of contacts with Governments,
industry partners, and National Oil Companies, and contract negotiation
with the same
- Provision of technical support and governance
to Operating Companies
- Drafting Board Memoranda to the Committee of
Managing Directors in support of acquisition/funding proposals
- Review and Quality Assurance of interpretation
teams/methods in Operating Companies